The pipeline which crosses the canal near Occupation Bridge was part of the UK Government Pipelines and Storage System (GPSS) until it was sold to CLH Pipeline System (CLH-PS) Ltd in 2015. In February 2021 CLH-PS changed its name to Exolum Pipeline System Ltd.
As part of the Phase 1b restoratrion programme the pipeline will be routed under the canal bed using a horizontal boring technique, which means that the canal itself will not have to be excavated. Instead a pit will be excavated on each side of the canal from which a boring machine create a hole for the re-routed pipe under the canal from one side to the other.
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